Ted Nugent Biography
Ted Nugent, affectionately known by fans as the Nuge and the Motor City Madman, was born in Detroit, Michigan USA, on December 13, 1948. He started playing guitar at age 9 and after playing the club field in a few short-lived bands, in 1965 Nugent formed the Hard-Rock, Acid-Rock troupe The Amboy Dukes; the band, which eventually became Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes, underwent numerous personnel changes which was partly due to Nugent's anti-drug policy. The band achieved notoriety for their constant touring and Nugent's wild, frantic guitar playing. They achieved national success with "Journey To The Center Of The Mind" which reached #16 on the Pop Singles chart in 1968.